Gillian Anderson is an American-British actress. She is best known for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully in the popular television series "The X-Files" (1993-2018). Anderson began her acting career in the 1990s and has since appeared in numerous films and television shows, both in the US and the UK. She has received critical acclaim for her performances and has been nominated for several awards, including Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to her acting career, Anderson is also a writer and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels. She is also a social and political activist and has been involved in various charitable organizations and campaigns.
"The X-Files" is a 1998 science fiction, mystery, and horror film based on the popular television show of the same name. Directed by Rob Bowman, the film stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural occurrences. The film expands on the show's central mythology and features a number of familiar characters, including the Cigarette Smoking Man, the Lone Gunmen, and the Well-Manicured Man. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its suspenseful and atmospheric tone, while others criticized its convoluted plot and slow pace. Despite these criticisms, "The X-Files" was a commercial success, grossing over $187 million worldwide, and helped to further solidify the franchise's status as a cultural phenomenon. The film is often regarded as a classic of 1990s science fiction and has been cited as an influence on a number of subsequent films and television shows.